Community Events

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    • Monday, March 08, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    • Online

    Miss in person networking? Look no further! In celebration of International Women's Day, General Assembly is hosting Coffee & Connect: International Womxn's Day Edition.

    Join us for a mid-day break filled with multiple networking rounds with womxn techies, coders, and graphic designers. Whether you're seeking inspiration or exploring new career opportunities, you don't want to miss this event!

    This is an interactive virtual networking event via Icebreaker where you can create new meaningful connections and collaborations.

  • Over the past decade, ‘authoritarian’ has become synonymous with facial recognition, surveillance, police robots, social media giants, and more. Now, it’s turning into a booming industry. The NYU Data Future Lab brings together experts, investors, and innovators to discuss the state of the industry, solutions emerging, the role of the government, and more. Join Clay Shirky (NYU), Cindy Cohn (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Betsy Hoover (Higher Ground Labs), Tara Pham (Numina), and other leaders on Tuesday, March 9 at 2pm ET. Register now for this free event. 

  • March 2021 NY Tech Meetup

    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    • Virtual


    Join us for the next NY Tech Meetup on Tuesday, March 9th at 5:30 pm.

    We have a great program ready for you showcasing amazing companies and their tech. 

    Plus, we will be using the Airmeet platform ( to provide a great networking environment for everyone to connect! Come early to network, enjoy the program, then stay for some more networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

    5:30 PM - Networking (on Airmeet)
    6:00 PM - Program Begins
    7:00 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking (on Airmeet)

    Hosted by:

    Andy Saldaña, Executive Director, NY Tech Alliance

    Demos by:

    Joaquín Roca, Co-Founder & CEO of Minerva

    Casey Golden, Founder and CEO of Luxlock

    David Ehrlich, Founder of

    We work hard to keep these programs free thanks to your community support. Please make a small contribution today at

  • Join ERA on 3/9 and apply for the opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from our featured guest VC. Applications are open for ERA’s Summer 2021 Accelerator Program! Apply Today:

    ERA invests $100K in seed funding with the potential for follow-on funding and gives entrepreneurs access to NYC’s largest mentor network of 500+ industry leaders and the strongest alumni network of 226+ companies. 
    Application Deadline: April 26, 2021; Program Start Date: June 21st

  • Buying a home is the best way for the everyday person to build wealth. Every time you make a mortgage payment, a portion of the payment goes towards your repayment of the loan, which is your principal payment and acts as a silent saving. And the other portion goes towards the interest, which is the monthly amount the bank is charging you to borrow the money. Over time, the more money that’s applied to the principle, the more you are building equity, which increases your net worth, and which you can borrow against to fund your future endeavors or cash in when you sell your property.


    • Preparing for homeownership
    • Understanding credit
    • Mortgage loan basics
    • How much will a lender loan to you
    • Shopping for the right lender
  • Work-Bench is excited to welcome Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO of Twilio, for a fireside chat on "Unleashing Rapid Growth with a Developer Mindset."

    Jeff founded the cloud communications platform in 2008 and took the company public in 2016. Now, Twilio is among the world’s five fastest growing tech companies with a valuation that has tripled since March 2020, with more than 200K customers, 8 million developers, and over $2B in ARR.

    Jeff has developed a unique playbook on how to tap the full potential of software developers at Twilio, and will dive into:

    - Why do developers matter more than ever?
    - How do you create a developer-led culture?
    - How do you attract and retain top talent in today's competitive environment?
    - How can developers help you make better decisions and close customers?

    ​We'll also feature an enterprise startup demo from Elizabeth Lawler, Co-Founder and CEO of AppLand. AppLand helps organizations keep their software architecture aligned, clean, and secure through application observability and analysis tools purpose built for developers.

  • Drop into this amazing salon to celebrate the debut of the NYU|StartEd New Media Salon on March 11, 2021!

    We've scouted ten amazing New Media companies across the world who are working on the bleeding edge media for journalism, entertainment, gaming, communications, and more. Advanced traction, diverse founders from around the world. Come see the future. Featuring the following companies:

    The Salon is our groundbreaking, all-virtual space where you can experience their stories, technology, and platforms, in lieu of hearing the founders talk about their companies. Drop in any time during the two-hour event to explore each company's space on Gather, virtually speak with the founders, and demo the future in gaming, entertainment, journalism, and more. New Media experts from NYU, StartEd, and across the media landscape will also be hosting impromptu chats on the future of media and networking.

    If you're a founder, investor, media academic, or just love to see what's coming next, this event is for you!

    We will continue to update this event page with more details, but in the meantime please feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions.

    We are looking forward to having you join us!


    The StartEd Team

  • This session is part of GA's Womxn at Work, a virtual conference of free workshops, panel discussions, and interactive events aimed to elevate and celebrate womxn professionals in tech and business.

    Join General Assembly and the thelighthouse for a career conversation with Fawn Qiu, Product at Linkedin, TED Speaker, Podcast Host, and Product Management Instructor.
    In this conversation, we will cover:
    Her career story and how she got to where she is today
    How she navigated a career from consulting to ed tech to product management
    Life as a Product Manager, how to break in, and how to grow a career in this space
    General career advice around career planning and strategy

    The goal of this event is to have a candid career conversation and hear actionable and relatable advice, resources, and insights that you can apply to your own career.


    • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    • Online

    About This Event

    Writing your CV can be tricky at the best of times, so we'll help guide you on how to showcase your unique skills, most relevant work experience, craft a great cover note and how to make sure the viewer reading truly understands why you're worth investing in!

    Join us with mentoring platform F*ck Being Humble as Stefanie Sword-Williams shares her secrets to making the ultimate CV super easy!

    About the Instructor

    Stefanie Sword-Williams Photo

     Founder of F*ck Being Humble

    Stefanie Sword-Williams is the founder and author of F*ck Being Humble. She set up the platform to encourage individuals to be unapologetically proud of their achievements and overcome the fear of self-promotion. During her 7 years of working in advertising, Stef moved jobs 6 times each time securing a promotion and pay increase working for start-ups, independent businesses, and global companies. Stef will also draw on her own experience of changing career directions and successfully pitching herself to international clients as freelancer with limited experience. Stef is a strong believer of showing your true personality, and she will guide you through the key steps to make sure people see your worth before they even meet you! In 2020, Stef was named as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe and also delivered a Tedx talk on why we need to be less humble (and this workshop will explain why!).

    About Our Partners

    F*ck Being Humble

    F*ck Being Humble is a book, event series, and online platform that aims to educate, inspire and encourage you to be unapologetically proud of your achievements.

  • Search engine optimization (SEO) is often thought of as a complex and long-term process for marketers. But there are many quick and easy steps you can take to improve your website traffic and start a successful SEO campaign. Students will walk away with a starting base to create a search engine optimized web presence.

    We'll learn the basics of internet marketing starting with search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing in channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.